Was your information breached in the last year? Well, you aren’t the only one.
2013 Sure did end with a bang! And by ‘bang’ I actually mean ‘group of crafty Syrian hackers lashing out at NSA surveillance by compromising Skype’. It seems as though confidential data, IDs, and passcodes have never been more vulnerable and all the poor spokespeople can say is, “We’re sorry for the inconvenience.”
Being the cheeky folks that we are, we wanted to pick out the top three data breaches occurring in 2013, but truth be told, we had too many to choose from.
So why don’t we play a game: from the following list of companies, can you guess which ones got hacked or breached in 2013? Bonus points for those people who were personally affected in the process!
- Skype (Okay, I guess you know the answer to this one.)
If you chose Target, Twitter, Adobe, and Skype you can pat yourself on the back. If you chose anything else on the list, you can also give yourself a pat on the back, because every one of these businesses was breached or hacked in 2013.
So maybe this was a trick question, but you can see what I am getting at; it’s a dangerous world out there on the interweb. We did not even include any of the e-mail providers that are probably reading all your lovely conversations as you peruse this blog post.
The good news is: a new year means everyone gets a clean slate, a second chance to introduce tighter security controls on all their data. Hopefully we can learn from other’s mistakes. Let’s see if we can make 2014 a better year for everyone.